Tottenham Hotspur left-back Ben Davies has become a pretty easy go-to when frustrations are high following the poorer performances we are putting in this season, even if we are more than largely pulling the results out of the hat.
Well, not quite in the Champions League, but we are in the Premier League at any rate so far.
The Davies topic is an interesting one as one last season he impressed plenty with his performance levels as he took over in effect from England left-back Danny Rose and the infamous interviews, but this year the 25-year-old Welshman just doesn’t appear to have lived up to his own standards.
Are expectations higher after last season amongst the fanbase? Was there an element of anyone but Danny Rose at play? Is he suffering from being found out more after last season?
Ben Davies is dreadful, just not good enough…..#PSVtot
— Dan (@ElCapitain82) October 24, 2018
We need Chilwell
— Harps (@Harps1981) October 24, 2018
Gotta be one of the worst left backs we’ve had. I’d take Assou-Ekotto back any day lol
— DJ Godfather (@Godfather_DJ) October 24, 2018
Against the Hammers he was actually ok (still nothing really going forward). But last night he was terrible, and PSV targeted him as well. I wanna know where is the left back that was challenging Danny Rose? Worrying.
— Amos Hermens (@AmosHermens) October 25, 2018
Ben Davies is not good enough to be a spurs player. Poch needs to be brutal and sell all of these dead players that aren’t pulling their weight otherwise we’ll just stagnate year in year out #thfc
— benj (@benjiboodleboy) October 24, 2018
KWP has been class every time he’s played, weird that poch doesn’t trust him in bigger games
— benj (@benjiboodleboy) October 25, 2018
— Nick Hayes (@NjHayes85) October 24, 2018
I’m sorry it’s so evident Ben Davies isn’t playing well enough recently to warrant a start. Why not give KWP a chance
— Harry (@Lamela_ftbl) October 24, 2018
Whatever the issue might be, as the above comments more than imply, he is now a target for a section of the fanbase on social media and even though some of the comments above are desperate for him to make his mark again, others have given up hope it seems.
Is Kyle Walker-Peters the answer – it wouldn’t be his natural side really.
Whichever way Mauricio Pochettino pivots, with claims like ‘clueless manager’ given where we sit in the table, I think I’d rather trust his judgement.